John Sabol - News

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Current Location  -  WFTS-TV Tampa Bay, FL


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Represented by  -  John Butte



Career Summary

Life is full of surprises and for John Sabol, one big surprise is sitting in his news anchor chair at WFTS, Tampa, Florida.

When he was building a sports portfolio at Kent State University and honing his reporting skills at WOWK, Charleston West Virginia, little did John know that he’d eventually be both a sports and news anchor. Then, WFTS General Manager, Rich Pegram, thought John was a news natural and now, three years later, the proof is in the ratings. John’s weekend newscasts are among his station's best-rated newscasts. John is also the station's weekend sports anchor and reporter.

John says he still loves sports but that “news-thing” has grabbed him.

John is a native of Hudson, Ohio, the youngest of five kids, married to his high school sweetheart, Alyssa, and a Broadcast Journalism graduate from Kent State University. He and Alyssa love to travel, spend time with family, and always hang with their golden retriever, Myla.


Experience

8+ years of news and sports


Education

Kent State University '08
B.S. Broadcast News
Minor, political science

"Every successful journey has a destination"